South African television and radio personality, Carol Ofori has won an esteemed SOVAS Voice Arts® Award in the Outstanding Commercial – Radio or Streaming – Best African Voiceover category.
Carol won the award for her performance in the Ratings For Schools radio advert which flighted on East Coast Radio.
Coincidentally, Ratings For Schools is the platform which Carol started with her husband Greg Ofori. Ratings For Schools offers parents, students, and educators the opportunity to find schools based on their individual needs.
The goal is to assist parents across the country by making the process of finding the right school for their children simpler than ever before. Parents can find schools from Creche to High School level, and it is entirely free to use.
Carol has cemented herself as a stand-out voice over artist with decades of experience in the voice arts field. She is the voice behind a number of radio and television adverts as well as the official voice behind one of the largest radio stations in the country. Naturally, Carol is thrilled that her hard work has been recognised on an international stage.
“Winning this award feels surreal,” an elated Carol shares. “I can’t believe that a little old me all the way in Durban South Africa is winning an international award. I really am humbled and I am still pinching myself.”
She adds “To think that legends like the great Mufasa voice James Earl Jones, Avatar star Sigourney Weaver and Men In Black star Rosario Dawson all have this award, and that the same statue will be displayed in my home is surreal. I am truly humbled and an international award like this just makes me want to keep on working harder, bring more statues home and chase even bigger dreams.”
The Voice Arts® Awards is uniquely designed to honour the community of performers and craft professionals who perform, direct, produce, cast, engineer, and publish media productions where voice acting is a central creative element of the work.
The purpose of the Voice Arts® Awards is to provide a stage for international acknowledgment of the extraordinary skill and artistry that goes into voiceover acting and to hold up an evolving best-in-class standard of achievement to which the voiceover industry can continually aspire.
The awards are similar to the Oscars, Emmys, and Tonys, where the work is entered in various categories, judged and scored by a panel of industry experts, and where the top 5 scores in each category become nominees. A final round of judging determines the winner in each category.
Previous winners at the SOVAS Voice Arts® Awards include Sigourney Weaver, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington and Kristin Wiig.